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Hong Kong

Royal Holloway has been welcoming students from Hong Kong for many years, and we now have 129 students from Hong Kong studying here. 

Hong Kong students at Royal Holloway take courses at all study levels, including undergraduate, postgraduate and university preparation. 

The subjects they study are also varied and include Economics, Management, Psychology, Information Security and Computer Science.

The Regional Officer who covers Hong Kong is Alice Carney, and she or a representative from Royal Holloway visits 2-3 times a year to attend exhibitions, visit schools, and meet prospective applicants interested in studying at Royal Holloway. If you have any questions or would like assistance with making an application please do not hesitate to contact her at  Alice.Carney@royalholloway.ac.uk .

Applicants to Royal Holloway come from a diverse range of backgrounds and we accept a broad range of qualifications to our courses. Each applicant is considered carefully on their individual merits, but please see below for the standard minimum entry requirements for students from Hong Kong.

Undergraduate

Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE)

Students who have taken the HKDSE will be considered for direct entry onto our undergraduate programmes. Specific grade requirements will depend on the course you are applying for, but departments will usually require between 5,4,4 and 5,5,5 including a minimum of two electives. If Maths is one of the three grades, then the extended part is required.

Hong Kong A levels

Students who have taken Hong Kong A levels will be considered for direct entry onto our undergraduate programmes. Specific grade requirements can be found in the course finder entry for your chosen course.

Please note that whilst the Hong Kong A level grades are considered to be equivalent to UK A level grades for the majority of subjects, Mathematics and Science subject grades are normally considered as one grade higher than their UK equivalents.

International Baccalaureate (IB)

Students who have taken the IB Diploma will be considered for direct entry onto our undergraduate programmes.  Specific grade requirements can be found in the course finder entry for your chosen course.

 

Postgraduate

 

Bachelor Degree

Students who have successfully completed a Bachelor degree in an appropriate subject with good grades/GPA and at a reputable university will be considered for entry to a Royal Holloway Master's degree programme. Exact requirements will depend upon the programme you are applying for and the university you have studied at, but most departments will ask for a GPA of between 2.0-3.0/4.0 or equivalent.

Masters Degree

Students who have successfully completed a Masters degree in an appropriate subject with good grades/GPA and at a reputable university will be considered for entry to a Royal Holloway MPhil/PhD programme. Exact requirements will depend upon the programme you are applying for but most departments will ask for a GPA of at least 3.0/4.0 or equivalent.

English Language

Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE)

Students who have taken the HKDSE will need to have obtained 4 or higher in their English paper. 

Hong Kong A levels

Students who have studied Hong Kong A-Levels will need to have obtained a grade C or higher in their Use of English A/S Level.

Students who do not meet the English language requirements may be able to take a Pre-sessional English Language Programme (PELP).

 

Applying

For undergraduate students, applications are made online via UCAS. Students applying for a University preparation course or a postgraduate course apply to Royal Holloway directly.

You can find further information on how to apply in the Study here section of the Royal Holloway website.

Royal Holloway is pleased to offer a number of prestigious International Excellence Scholarships to outstanding Undergraduate or Masters students each year. 

For information on these as well as other general scholarships that students from Hong Kong may be eligible to apply for, please see our international scholarships page.

 

Meet us in Hong Kong

Royal Holloway frequently makes trips to Hong Kong, so why not take the opportunity to meet us in person? You can find out more details about the next Royal Holloway visit to Hong Kong on the calendar on the Meet us in your country page.

Royal Holloway representatives in Hong Kong

Royal Holloway has appointed representatives in Hong Kong who can offer you advice and assistance with your application. 

Kowloon 

LinkedU Overseas Education Ltd
Unit 1001, Kowloon Building
555 Nathan Road
Yau Ma Tei
Kowloon
Hong Kong
Tel: + 852 2157 3820
Email: adrian@linkedu.hk   
Website: www.linkedu.hk

Mongkok 

Amber Education
Room 1601, Office Tower One
Grand Plaza 625 & 639 Nathan Road
Mongkok
Kowloon
Hong Kong
Tel: + 852 2377 3399
Email: mongkok@amberedu.com.hk  
Website: www.amberedu.com.hk

Tsimshatsui 

Amber Education
Unit 819, Star House
No. 3 Salisbury Road
Tsimshatsui
Kowloon
Hong Kong
Tel: + 852 2377 9115
Email: amberhk@ambereducation.com
Website: www.amberedu.com.hk

Wanchai

Amber Education
Room 1001, Tai Yau Building,
181 Johnston Road
Wanchai
Hong Kong
Tel: +852 2377 9111
E-mail: wanchai@amberedu.com.hk
Website: www.amberedu.com.hk

IDP Education
Room 2807, 28th Floor, Harbour Centre
25 Harbour Road,
Wanchai
Hong Kong
Tel: +852 2827 6362 / Fax: +852 2827 9286
Email: info.hongkong@idp.com
Website: www.uk.idp.com

Universal Consultants
Flat C, 17/F, Great Smart Tower
No. 230 Wan Chai Road
Wan Chai
Hong Kong
Tel: + 852 2398 3639
Email: universal_lays@yahoo.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Institutional partnerships

Royal Holloway has an exchange agreement with the University of Hong Kong. Please  see our partner institutions page for more details.

 

The local Chinese community

Royal Holloway has an active Chinese Society,which many students from Hong Kong join when starting their studies at Royal Holloway. The RHUL Chinese Society organises academic and extra-curricular activities for its members and the wider community at Royal Holloway on a regular basis.

Alumni Ambassador

We have a Regional Alumni Ambassador in Hong Kong who organises events for Royal Holloway alumni in Hong Kong and is also available to answer questions from prospective students and attend local exhibition events. For more information and contact details please see the Alumni Chapters section in the Alumni Getting Involved page

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